Jo Duffy

Jo Duffy

Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11

07941789274

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Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11

07941789274

About me

My name is Jo and I offer solution focused counselling in and around Macclesfield.

What do I mean by solution focused counselling?

I concentrate on what my clients what to achieve, or to change in their lives through therapy.  My approach does not focus on the problems of the past, or their causes (but does not ignore them either); I focus on the present and the future.  I work to help my clients construct a preferred future, and then assess realistic, achievable ways of working towards the future.

I am often asked about CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  I do use CBT as an integrative part of my therapeutic approach.  However, as with the whole range of approaches I use, I am solution focused.  In other words, I always asses whether CBT is likely to be the most appropriate technique for each individual client, and each individual issue.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Registered qualified and experienced Counsellor.  My training and approach is based on the 'Integrative Model', which simply means that I will employ a variety of therapeutic approaches, according to the individuals issue.

I have 8 yeas experience as a Counsellor working within the NHS Primary Care. I have also worked in the 3rd Sector (Charities) in extremely varied ethnic/socio-economic/culturally diverse communities in urban environments.

Specialities: My particular area of therapeutic experience include: stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, anger, loss, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, relationships, sexuality, lack of focus, direction or purpose in life, ageing and life stages, mindfulness, living an authentic life, addiction including gambling and internet addiction.

I consider myself an creative and imaginative therapist - perhaps not conforming to any particular stereotypical image. I offer a free initial telephone consultation or a half price one hour initial meeting during which I can explain more about my background, experience and therapeutic approaches and of course answer any questions that you, as a potential client, may have.

Member organisations

BACP

Areas of counselling I deal with

Abuse
Addiction(s)
Affairs and betrayals
Alcoholism
Anger management
Anxiety
Bereavement
Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
Bullying
Career
Carer support
Depression
Dissociation
Domestic Violence
Emotional Abuse
Family issues
Gambling
Gender dysphoria
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
HIV/AIDS
Hoarding
Internet Addiction
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Panic disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Phobias
Physical abuse
Postnatal depression
Redundancy
Relationship issues
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Self-harm
Separation and divorce
Sex addiction
Sex problems
Sexual abuse
Sexuality
Stress
Suicidal thoughts

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Initial telephone consultation free of charge. Face to face initial consultation half price.

On-going sessions £45. Full 60 minutes session.

Further information

I offer home visits by arrangement - fee negotiable.

Maps & Directions

Macclesfield, SK11

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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